Today I got up before anyone and made a badass breakfast. Whole grain pancakes, scrambled eggs with sauteed portabella mushrooms, spinach and cheddar cheese, and fresh coffee. Keep in mind that I don't drink coffee anymore, but I brought it to make for everyone else because you can't expect coffee drinkers to be civil in the am without their fix. When asked about my need to take care of others needs I reminded the asker that I am the zookeeper after all. Anyway, Laura made some excellent steel cut oats with currants. We ate like kings until we were all stuffed and did not get in the car until about 10:30.
I can’t even describe the beauty of the trails today. The riding here is as sweet as it gets. Once again, I feel the overwhelming desire to my house in philly on the market and move up here. I would miss some things about the city I guess, but not too much.
We finished the day with a fast fast doublettrack descent, Mike out front, me close behind, watching his lines carefully and trying to use my brakes as little as possible. I am not sure anything in life is as fun as this is. All I know is this race is going to be incredible, it will be an epic journey to remember. I think I'm going to do it next year.
saddle time 3:30/ride time 4:28/2665 feet of climbing/25 miles